The city that never sleeps has been forced to take a breather.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, closures have swept throughout New York and do-it-from-home routines have become the new norm. It has definitely been overwhelming...especially for those stuck in a tiny apartment with kiddos in tow.
To add a little levity to the situation, a few of our favorite New York toy store locations have decided to offer delivery options for those who are stuck inside. If you're looking for a way to keep the littles occupied, you might want to order that new board game STAT. Here are some services to consider so that your time WFH is less stressful:
NYC's iconic shopping destination for kids will continue its personal shopping and local delivery services, even though its 30 Rock location will be closed from Mar 17–30. If it's time to pick a new science project, email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what options are available.
The oldest continually-run toy store in NYC, which is nestled on the Upper East Side, is taking care of patrons with phone (212-744-8510) and online orders, as well as free same-day delivery, making it easy for you to stay comfy—and safe—at home.
For Park Slope parents who are desperate to keep the tots occupied, consider a curbside delivery of the coolest puzzles and games when ordering online at Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store—an option free of human contact (a plus during a time of social distancing). The brick and mortar will be closed until Mar 28.
Boomerang Toys is currently open, but the store is encouraging shoppers to call (212-226-7650) for assistance and delivery options.
The Park Slope store will continue its online orders, but local customers are able to select store pickups. From 12–4pm, someone will be at the store, which is currently closed, to assist with these pick-ups. When checking out, shoppers are encouraged to specify a time they plan to arrive so that someone on staff can meet them at the door. Norman & Jules asks that if you or a loved one is sick to stick to shipping.